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Special Collections Account
The New York Public Library welcomes all to its special collections. To request access to special collections material, all users will need to create a Special Collections Account (which is separate from your NYPL library card account).

Your Special Collections Account will allow you to:
  • Arrange for a research visit to NYPL special collections locations.
  • Submit requests via links from catalog records and finding aids.
  • Submit requests directly through your user account using a blank request form.
  • Propose visit dates and manage your special collections appointments.
  • Have secure access to information about your requests, and track and review all of your requests across all NYPL special collections locations.
Please note that a NYPL library card is required to use NYPL Special Collections at all of the NYPL Research Centers. Visit our Special Collections Account FAQ and our Special Collections Account user guide.

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